Community energy & climate change planning: help or hindrance to DSM?

IndEco's President Shona Adamson and Caitlin Newey of Utilities Kingston will be presenting at the upcoming AESP Summer Conference in Toronto. When: August 29-31, 2017 Where: Sheraton Centre Toronto 123 Queen Street West Toronto, Ontario Canada IndEco has in the past few years developed a number of community energy plans under the Government of Ontario Municipal of [...]

By |2017-06-06T14:59:04-04:00May 19th, 2017|News|0 Comments

IndEco has helped LDCs recover more than $10 million in lost revenue

Electricity local distribution companies (LDCs) are in the business of selling a reliable supply of electricity to customers. Offering conservation and demand management (CDM) programs to customers provides a number of benefits including: Reducing electricity costs for customers, Decreasing the strain on the grid at peak times of electricity use, Delaying the need for new [...]

By |2017-11-07T15:18:09-05:00December 4th, 2014|News, Utilities|0 Comments

A guide to preparing conservation and demand management plans

IndEco worked with the Ontario Ministry of Energy to prepare a guide to preparing corporate energy management plans in accordance with Regulation 397/11 of the Green Energy Act. The guide provides information on the following: Meeting the CDM plan requirements Reporting on energy consumption Developing goals and objectives Developing energy saving measures Reporting on renewable [...]

By |2017-11-07T16:09:02-05:00November 18th, 2013|Ideas|0 Comments

LDCs may get big lost revenue claims, even if behind on CDM targets

You may be entitled to a significant claim for lost revenues, even if you are behind on your CDM targets Depending on how your local distribution company (LDC) has incorporated projected reductions in energy use from conservation and demand management (CDM) programs into your load forecast (if you did), you may still be entitled to [...]

By |2017-05-22T16:17:48-04:00April 4th, 2013|Ideas|0 Comments

BC and Quebec: Canadian leaders in energy efficiency spending

In a recent review of customer energy efficiency programs (excluding natural gas) across Canada undertaken by IndEco on behalf of the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador (GNL), it was discovered that some provinces are spending significantly more per capita than other provinces and territories. The most aggressive pursuer of energy efficiency is British Columbia, spending [...]

By |2017-05-08T11:35:30-04:00August 22nd, 2011|Ideas|0 Comments

IndEco secures MW savings for ERIP 2007 that are double the target for the province

IndEco is proud to have played an integral part in helping Ontario achieve it's ERIP targets. In 2007, the Ontario Power Authority challenged local distribution companies (LDCs) and their General Service Customers to save 4 MW and 12 GWh by the end of 2007 through participation in ERIP, the Electricity Retrofit Incentive Program. IndEco worked [...]

By |2017-06-04T14:26:13-04:00February 11th, 2008|News|0 Comments

Canadian natural gas distribution utilities’ best practices in demand side management

On behalf of the Canadian Gas Association (CGA), IndEco and Bruce Vernon & Associates conducted a primary research project into DSM best practices among CGA’s natural gas utility members across Canada. Excerpts from the executive summary of the project report are provided below, along with a copy of the full report. Introduction Canadian natural gas [...]

By |2017-05-23T21:08:51-04:00September 16th, 2005|Ideas|0 Comments

Developing a low income energy conservation & assistance strategy for Ontario

On behalf of the Toronto Environmental Alliance (TEA), IndEco developed a report which provides recommendations for an overall model for low income energy programs in Ontario. This report was commissioned by the Toronto Environmental Alliance (TEA) in response to a request by the Minister of Energy. Low income energy burden In 2000, 14.4% of Ontario [...]

By |2017-05-24T09:07:23-04:00April 13th, 2004|Ideas|0 Comments

Demand side management (DSM) in North American gas utilities

In Enbridge Gas Distribution’s (EGD) 2003 rates case before the Ontario Energy Board, EGD stated its desire to obtain a better understanding of DSM frameworks in other jurisdictions. EGD is the largest distributor of natural gas within the province of Ontario, serving about 1.6 million residential, commercial and industrial customers across Ontario. EGD introduced DSM [...]

By |2017-05-08T11:50:36-04:00February 12th, 2004|Ideas|0 Comments
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